The festival of Chakavian poetry “Verši na šterni” has been held regularly since 1993, every second Saturday in the month of June, in Vižinada at the baroque Battisteli cistern. The municipality Vižinada in cooperation with the City Library Poreč is organizing readings of Chakavian poetry that authors write especially for this event. The emphasis is on the fact that the songs have to be new, unpublished and that is what motivates the writers to write. To many, this is an incentive to create and produce new verses. The response of the poets is great, so the selection is made by a special commission. Besides being read, the verses are permanently recorded in a collection called “Verši na šterni”, which represents a valuable legacy of the poets of different Chakavian idioms.

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